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Robotech - The Macross Saga - Legacy Collection 2 (1985)

Robert Axelrod , Robert V. Barron , Robert V. Barron , Noboru Ishiguro  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Robert Axelrod, Robert V. Barron, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar
  • Directors: Robert V. Barron, Noboru Ishiguro
  • Writers: Robert V. Barron, Ardwight Chamberlain, Greg Finley, Gregory Snegoff, Jason Klassi
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005MEUW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,839 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Robotech - The Macross Saga - Legacy Collection 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Three disc collector's edition includes episodes 13-24
  • Extras disc includes:
  • Animation Model Sheets
  • International Clips
  • Galaxy of the Stars: Harmony Gold promotional film
  • Toy Commercials
  • Character Bios
  • Gallery of Macross Comic Book Covers
  • Point of View: 1986 Interview with Carl Macek

Editorial Reviews

Although it helped to create an audience for Japanese animation in the United States, Robotech (1985) has always been an anomaly: an anime series that was never seen in Japan in its final form. Producers at Harmony Gold edited together footage from Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, three similar-looking series from Tatsunoko Studios, to create an 85-episode sci-fi epic with a new story line. In addition to the second 12 episodes of the Macross adventure, this second three-disc set includes "Robotech Galaxy of Stars," a short promotional film from 1986, with unidentified voice actors signing photographs for children, and "Point of View," an interview that producer and story editor Carl Macek did with a Dallas talk show just before the local premiere of the feature. There are galleries of character model sheets and comic book covers, and "International Clips" offers two short sequences in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Even more fun is a collection of TV commercials for the original Matchbox toys, although the action figures, play sets, and spaceships the long-haired little boys gleefully play with now sell for up to $600 in online auctions. Robotech occupies a special place in the hearts of the Generation Y's who grew up watching it, and the appearance of the series on DVD has been eagerly awaited. Unrated; "contains mild animated violence" restricted to spaceship and robot battles; suitable for ages 8 and up. --Charles Solomon

From the Back Cover

A special 3-disc collector's edition which includes Homecoming, Battlefront and the second installment in the Elements of Robotechnology extras series available only in this collection. This bonus disc continues with a collection of animation designs featuring mecha from Macross Saga; character bios newly adapted from Harmony Gold's original production bible by series producer Carl Macek; another section of Robotech international clips; a gallery of vintage comic book covers from Comico featuring an episode-by episode adaptation of Robotech: The Macross Saga; promotional films and interviews from 1986 - including excerpts from Robotech Galaxy of Stars never before seen by the general public; and a selection of vintage television commercials produced for the initial launch of the Robotech toy line.

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. JKW
The Robotech Legacy: Macross Saga Collection 2, a three disc collection, contains episodes 13 through 24 of the legendary anime series from the mid 1980s. The first two discs contain six episodes each. The third disc contains all the "Exclusive DVD features" and is only available if you purchase this boxed set. Robotech was the most popular of the Americanized Japanese anime series to hit American TV waves during the 1970s and 1980s. Known for its cutting edge animation, thrilling battle scenes, futuristic weapons (planes, tanks, motorcyles that transform into robots), cool alien invaders, and realistic and compelling storylines, Robotech swept an entire generation and helped put Japanese Anime forever on the map of American pop culture. Set in the 21st century, Robotech's sweeping saga spanned three seasons. The basic story premise is that the earth became forever changed after a mysterious alien battleship crashed on earth. The people of the world, now knowing that they are not alone in the universe, end all wars and unite to understand and assimilate the advanced technology and prepare for the inevitable alien invasion that is sure to come. As the story unfolds mankind would go on to battle three separate alien races over the next three seasons. The sweeping intergalactic saga itself though, merely becomes the backdrop of a deeper "human" saga. This volume chronicles the "meat" of the adventures from the first season - The Macross
Saga. In this volume the story is off at full steam with TONS of INTENSE ACTION and intense loss as the enemy attacks relentlessly. Also at full speed is the equally intense soap opera love triangle between Rick, Lisa, Minmei and Kyle. Here's a listing of what you'll find on these discs.
Disc 1 - Homecoming, episodes 13 -18.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Malcolm Jamal-Warner? November 17, 2001
Although I'm glad ROBOTECH is available on the digital format- with 6 shows per disc, no less!- I'm somewhat disappointed by the picture quality. Sadly, it's only a slight improvement over the old VHS tapes I used to own. The sound's not too much better, either. But, at least there's some improvement. And if given the proper care, I'll never have to worry about the picture & sound quality degrading on the DVD format like I did with the VHS counterparts. So there's some good news, anyway.
Another disappointment I have is the fact that the Robotech DVDs aren't in 'Perfect Collection' format, where the viewer can watch both the American-release eppie and its original unedited Japanese (w/ English subtitles) counterpart. You know, a little something for both the hard-core Robotech nut and the Macross/anime purist. Sadly, this ain't likely to happen in the near future- the Macross series (which was re-made into the first part of Robotech) is getting its own separate DVD release. Looks like I'll have to clear off some more space on my video shelf...
Anyway, this particular set includes Volumes 3 & 4 (shows 13 through 24) of "Robotech: The Macross Saga" (lots more death & destruction, and the loss of a couple of the series' beloved stalwarts), and an extra features disc that's exclusive to this set. Probably the most interesting bit on this extras platter is a 15-minute interview with producer/writer Carl Macek on a Dallas-area community-access show. Although the clip is somewhat bland, Macek does discuss the other then-upcoming Robotech projects that never really took off, including the Sentinels series and rarely-seen Robotech Movie, which saw only a limited release in the Dallas- Fort Worth area before it pretty much disappeared from the scene.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic July 18, 2001
By A Customer
Few people today can truly appreciate the genius, creativity, etc... behind the original Robotech series. To put it simply, it was ahead of its time. Robotech was more then just high tech robots, intergalatic war, and cheesy plots. The Robotech series dealt wiht many issues during its tenure from topics such as sex, gender/race descrimination, interracial marriages, young love, growing up, war, death, etc... Cartoons/animated series don't even compare today to what Robotech was back then. The story line was so in depth, dealt with so many issues, encompassed a wide variety of characters, and at the same time was fun to watch. Discovering that the original series would be released on DVD was a dream come true . For less then 40$ I could buy a priceless piece of my childhood and to a certain extent, see where a lot of my beliefs/morals/ideals came from. It may not be the most technologically advanced anime out there today, but it is without a doubt a classic series which I will enjoy watching over and over again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Series August 21, 2001
By A Customer
I have been waiting for a long time for DVD UNCUT copies. I have been the unfortunate owner of the 6 volume set where footage was cut, and I couldn't afford the 3 episode tapes(uncut). I have seen robotech numerous times, but this time it was like watching it for the first time, since my memory is a little foggy when it first aired on TV. The bonus DVDs are nice and include a lot of info I wasn't aware of. I suggest this set for any hard core fan or first time viewer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Saga's Turning Point August 23, 2001
By xdzxdd
This DVD Collection is where everything changes. During these episodes, you get to really know the main characters and all of the plot lines are twisted. The episodes on these DVDs really brings new hope to the humans aboard the SDF-1. I don't wanna ruin it, so i suggest you go out and buy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Oops, forgot to review this one.
I ordered this for my cousin & he was just thankful to get it as all the other volumes I gave him.
Published 7 months ago by Patrick Correa
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's anime
If you're new to anime then this is for you. It's kinda how anime started. Rick and Lisa's relationship is sweet and touching. The anime robot action is great. Read more
Published on February 27, 2011 by bugsbunny2795
3.0 out of 5 stars The second box released for the Macross portion of Robotech back in...
Robotech: The Macross Saga - Legacy Collection 2 is a three-disc DVD box set that was released in 2001 by ADV Films. Read more
Published on December 16, 2008 by Lesley Aeschliman
5.0 out of 5 stars Chapter Insert Card for E2: Elements of Robotechnology II
I really enjoyed the series. I prefer this set over the remastered. Video and sound is great. Since I got my copy used, I am missing the chapter insert card that fits inside the... Read more
Published on March 20, 2008 by Colt S. Kline
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Robotech I remember...
This is the series as it was originally seen, before they altered it for the Perfect Collection.

I believe the new Protoculture series is the HD version of Legacy, which... Read more
Published on March 24, 2007 by David Vasquez
5.0 out of 5 stars You can go home again
Robotech, for may of us was one of our first tastes of Japanese Anime. For the longest while the only way to see it was on TV or to buy the VHS versions released by FHE video. Read more
Published on June 5, 2003 by Larry B. Beitel
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Just when you thought you've seen Robotech
You've got the 1st Robotech Legacy DVD box and thought you were ready for this one ? Think again; sure you may have (re? Read more
Published on February 20, 2002 by Takahashii
4.0 out of 5 stars A good follow up to the first collection.
This is a good follow up to the first box set, but I was dissappointed with the extra DVD. The only thing interesting was the 15 minute interview with Carl Macek. Read more
Published on October 24, 2001 by Scott Scheinhaus
5.0 out of 5 stars highly impressed
as i wrote about the first collection, this is simply excellent. i hope all get a chance to watch this great show. i'm glad that they did the DVDs the way they did them. Read more
Published on September 27, 2001 by D. Dubei
5.0 out of 5 stars Robotech Collection 1
This was a great series. I think Robotech was one of the best cartoons ever created. This is a very good buy.
Published on September 21, 2001 by David Gene De Marco
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